Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup Reveals Keeneland 2020 Logo, Pair Of Promotions For Chance To Win Tickets

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today debuts the logo for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will take place on November 6 & 7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The reveal of the elegant design, which uniquely fuses signature elements of both brands, serves as the […]

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Coalition Representing Major U.S. Tracks Announces Lasix Ban For 2-Year-Old Races, Then Stakes

A coalition of leading Thoroughbred racing associations and organizations announced today a new horse racing initiative committed to phasing out the use of the medication Furosemide (Lasix) beginning in 2020 and eliminating the use of Lasix in stakes races held at their racetracks beginning in 2021.  Coalition racetracks that have signed on to this initiative […]

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Keeneland: Spinster Winner Blue Prize To Make 2019 Debut, Aim For Another Breeders’ Cup

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG), winner of last fall’s Juddmonte Spinster (G1) here, will make her return to the races Friday when she goes postward as the likely favorite in the 25th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons-Baird Doubledogdare (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Trained by Ignacio Correas IV, Blue Prize closed 2018 with a fourth-place […]

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Breeders’ Cup Adds Arc de Triomphe, Seven Other Races To Challenge Series

The Breeders’ Cup today announced its 2019 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series schedule, consisting of 86 automatic qualifying stakes races, whose winners receive automatic qualifying positions into corresponding Breeders’ Cup World Championships races. This year’s series has 64 Grade/Group 1 events in 11 countries, and features eight new races, including the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de […]

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NBC Sports To Broadcast 11 Live Shows For Breeders’ Cup ‘Win And You’re In’

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports today announced the 2019 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by America’s Best Racing” television schedule, consisting of 11 live programs featuring more than 20 automatic qualifying races, and other major stakes, from seven of the nation’s premier racetracks on the road to the Breeders’ Cup World […]

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Imprimis Eyes Royal Ascot, Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint After Shakertown Victory

Breeze Easy’s Imprimis emerged from his neck victory over defending champion Bound for Nowhere in the $200,000 Shakertown (G2) at Keeneland with a future trip to England in the plans, trainer Joe Orseno said Sunday morning. Imprimis is to take a shot at the King’s Stand (G1) on June 18 at Royal Ascot. “We had […]

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Breeders’ Cup ‘Evaluating Contingency Plans’; Churchill ‘Could Host On Short Notice’

The 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships is scheduled to be held at Santa Anita Park, but the 23 deaths at the Southern California track could pressure the organization to change that location. President Craig Fravel remains committed to holding the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, but told the Courier-Journal that he was “evaluating contingency plans.” The […]

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Registration Now Open For Thoroughbred Owner Conference Breeders’ Cup Week

OwnerView announced today that registration is now open for the sixth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., from Monday, October 28, through Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The conference will once again coincide with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which are scheduled to be held November 1-2 at […]

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Champion Monomoy Girl Resting At WinStar After Colic Episode

Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner and Eclipse champion Monomoy Girl will not make her 2019 debut in the G1 La Troienne on May 3 as her connections originally planned. According to bloodhorse.com, the 4-year-old daughter of Tapizar suffered a mild case of colic after she was shipped from the Fair Grounds up to Churchill Downs. Monomoy Girl […]

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Breeders’ Cup Top Two Bulletin, Chelsea Cloisters Make 2019 Debuts Thursday At Keeneland

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s Bulletin, winner of last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs, will make his 2019 debut Thursday when he headlines a field of 14 and two also-eligibles for the inaugural running of the $100,000 Palisades Turf Sprint for 3-year-olds. The 5½-furlong grass test will serve […]

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